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of 12,000 today in port st. lucie. romney talked about last week's debate and said the president struggled because he can't defend his record. he's already seeing a bounce from his debate performance. a new rasmussen poll shows romney leading president obama by two machine points in that battleground state. >>> a wedding celebration takes a violent turn. a massive brawl broke out between two wedding parties at a hotel bar in philadelphia. youtube video shows a chaotic scene in which guests are seen fighting with police. four people were arrested. a 57-year-old wedding guest, reportedly the uncle of the bride, suppered a heart attack. he was taken to a hospital but pronounced dead a short time later. >>> was it a rumble or a fumble. two of tv's biggest personalities debated politics while most of the audience at home couldn't watch it. it was a hit for those who did see it at george washington university, but video servers crashed because of overwhelming demand. viewers who paid $5 to stream the debate online took to twitter when they couldn't connect. organize verse apologized. t
. >> the president talked about his health care plan, and mitt romney said my health care plan will do the same thing. >> i do think there's an issue here of whether something has to give. again, you can talk about fact checkers. simpson and bowles, i spoke to them and romney praises them. the math doesn't add up. somebody has to give. you have to specify where the deductions are. you can't increase defense spending, extend the bush cuts, 20% on top of that, and just say, no, it's going to be ok, we'll grow our way into it. that does raise a fair amount of scrutiny. >> sure. i think that's legitimate. first of all, romney has said to the degree they can't get the loopholes closed in congress, he'll reduce the tax credit. that he'll stick to the principle that it will pay for itself. there's a general argument over whether you should count economic growth. simpson and bowles don't count economic growth. two harvard experts said higher growth. third, romney has an energy plan which expanding american oil and gas. the royalties alone are worth $750 billion a year to the federal government. fourth, look
safe. >> i just want to talk to you about right in the middle of the crisis. governor romney, and you're talking about this again tonight, talked about the weakness, talked about apologies from the obama administration. was that really appropriate right in the middle of the crisis? >> on that same day, the obama administration had the exact same position. let's recall that they disavowed their own statement that they had put out earlier in the day in cairo. so we had the same position. but it's never too early to speak out for our values. we should have spoken out right away when the green revolution was up and starting, when iran was attacking their people. we should not call someone a reformer when he's turning his guns on his own people. we should always stand up for peace, democracy and individual rights and we should not be imposing these devastating defense cuts, because what that does when we equivocate on our values, it makes us more weak. it projects weakness. when we look weak, our adversaries are much more willing to test us and less willing -- >> with all due respect that'
, the woman behind the race for the white house, first lady michelle obama and ann romney talk to "good housekeeping" about their causes, their families. revealing some things you might not have known about the candidates. >>> when is the right time to start giving your kids an allowance? and how much should you be giving them? we're going to tell you the average for every age and the lessons you're teaching your kids about hopefully saving money. >> does allowance have some inflation over the years? >> i believe so. so will the tooth fairy. >> i know the tooth fairy has. >>> plus, a little bit of spice makes everything so nice. we're going to be making an easy spiced orange pound cake perfect for a halloween treat in just a little bit. >> but first, let's get a check on the weather. weather. >> that's right, it's a tad brisk. today, it will continue in the northeast and new england. risk of strong storms making their way. beautiful weather in the pacific northwest. moisture spreads east. strong storms in nebraska. evening showers in the pacific northwest. cool and partly cloudy in the
. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you talk about single digits having picked sides as a result of the debate and romney got the advantage there. we see a slight closing in these tossup numbers in these three critical states. >> reporter: more pressure on the number two candidates who face off tonight. in their debate here, on domestic and foreign policy, biden and ryan will be seated, which normally leads to a lower energy level. from danville, kentucky, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> a security official at the u.s. embassy in yemen was assassinated today near his house. the state department has identified him as kasim atlan. he worked there for 11 years. he was off-duty and running errands with a family member when a gunman on a motorcycle pulled up and opened fire. that gunman got away. state department officials say it's too early to know whether his embassy job made him a target for murder. they say it is premature to say who may be responsible. they say that attack bears the hallmark of al qaeda's yemen branch. >>> the university of maryland will hold their annual campus
. romney up two in ohio, trailing by six. >> you're talking about single digits, having picked sides as a result of the debate, and romney got the advantage there. so we see a slight closing in these tossup numbers in these three critical states. >> reporter: more pressure on the number two candidates, who face off tonight. for their debate here at center college, domestic and foreign policy, biden and ryan will be seated, which normally leads to a lower energy level. from danville, kentucky, steve handelsman. >> they also came out with a poll on the senate race, showing tightening there, too, huh? >> reporter: that's right. tim kaine at 47% now, just one point above george allen at 46%. just go back a week ago, which, again, was before the presidential debates, jim, and kaine was 49 over allen's 44. a five-point spread became a one-point spad. even in the case of these two guys, both super-well-known governors, that things that happen to the top of the ticket can ripple down to senate races. and so as the race between romney and obama narrows in virginia, so does that senate race. b
from air force 1. mitt romney was in richmond today. but did the debate swing undecide ds voters? nbc news talked about who they saw as the winner. >> the vice president did? >> why? >> i think he came off as being very strong, emotional. >> vice president biden was being kind of immature with a lot of the skiend of snide sniers and everything. >> the next presidential debate, by the way, set for tuesday in hemstead, new york. right now, plans in the works for a million mup et march on the national mall, november 3rd. in that first presidential debate, romney vowed he will cut funding for public broadcasting: that sparked an online out cry and even a commercial from president obama comparing sesame street to wall street. two men came up with this idea for a rally supporting pbs. they hope to have skits and musical performances featuring the muppets. >> a legal fight brewing over new york city's ban on those super-sized drinks. plus, a new punishment for a high school bully. and we've got an incredible story tonight of determination. a local high school homecoming >>> new york city's s
to try to talk down the economy. just to try to score a few political points. >> mitt romney argued that the numbers disguised the fact that people have actually stopped looking for work. this morning, he campaigned in southwest virginia before going to florida where he criticized the president for failing to get specific on job growth. >> he's got a chance to explain his jobs program. did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. [ laughter ] i heard more of the same. >> mitt romney will spend more of the next three days in florida. >> well, now we know the washington nationals finally got some answers tonight. they finally know where they're going and whole they'll face in the playoffs. carol? >> reporter: hey, doreen, the first post-season for washington, d.c. in 79 years will be in sant lewis. the cardinals had to win in atlanta tonight. taken to turner field. braves fans showing some love for chipper jones. top 6, cards up 3-2. holiday unloads this pitch. makes it a solo shot to left. cardinals win the first-ever kield card game 6-p. they break out the champagne. their cele
for why he has a surprisingly big lead. one point, romney made leads on who to handle the economy in virginia and florida, something he has got to crack. >> all right, chuck todd at the venue, we'll talk to you later tonight. andrea mitchell, this format, questions coming from the moderator, in this case, martha radditz of abc news, but as you know the candidates have a skill on the topics, what is the short list for each guy? >> reporter: well, i think just watching what president obama and mitt romney have been arguing about, gives you a road map on what we expect to hear tonight. you will hear arguments over the budget, over medicare and taxes. and these two men, remember, paul ryan and joe biden were on opposite sides of the negotiating table, during the super committee on the failed budget, where they failed to reach agreement. so they have a lot of past history and will air their arguments in public. you will also hear joe biden bring up abortion, because mitt romney said just this week he didn't know of any legislation that he would go after abortion if he was elected. well
evening. we've got exactly four weeks from tonight until election day. when you hear us talk about battleground states, here is what we mean, right now it's ohio. that means everything to these two candidates. and it's news that the romney campaign is suddenly this competitive in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. president obama carried it last time, and ohio itself has supplied us with eight american presidents over the years. both men running for the job were in ohio today along with nbc's peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign. and starting off our coverage in cuyuga falls, ohio. >> reporter: we're seeing real evidence that this race is tightening, not just nationally but in crucial battlegrounds like ohio. with both candidates descending on the buckeye state, the o in ohio could easily stand for offense. a new poll released late this afternoon showed president obama's once large lead in ohio has shrunk to just four points. touching down on akron on the last day ohioans will vote. mitt romney will campaign here four of the last five days. the pr
other warnings do you need? >> reporter: warnings for president obama romney's closing the gap. the latest poll, reuters has them tied, gallup has him up by 2 and q has them up by 4. >> reporter: we were talking about polls in the battleground state. it also looks like according to other polls that pennsylvania and michigan may no longer be safe bets for the president. lynn? >> tracie pots for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> a 70-year-old man has become the first person in florida to die from the meningitis outbreak. that brings the death toll to 12. now two lawmakers say they'll write legislation giving the fda more power over specialty pharmacies like the one believed to be at the center of the outbreak. >>> we have an update this morning on that 14-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the taliban for blogging. the senior neurosurgeon tells nbc news the girl was operated on today but remains in critical condition. however, he is optimistic about her recovery. she was air lifted to a military hospital after being attacked while on a school bus in the swat valle
: meanwhile, president obama talked about his lackluster performance. >> it is fair to say i was too polite. >> reporter: bill clinton mocked romney in las vegas monday. >> i had a different reaction to the first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought wow. here is old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i don't have that tax plan i had for the last two years. you going to believe me or your lying eyes here now, come on. >> reporter: but 69-year-old joe biden, and paul ryan, younger, with no experience in such a debate, recalling differences in the matchup. they recalled sarah palin in the 2008 prep. >> instead of it being risky that joe biden is more seasoned and paul ryan is younger, they both have strengths that they bring to this conversation. >> reporter: and paul ryan arrived in kentucky late this evening, brian, greeted by his wife and mother and an enthusiastic crowd. his opponent, vp biden, will arrive there after resting up in his own bed in delaware. >>> and peter alexander starting us off today, our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is
president obama and mitt romney focus in on ohio. is the president spending too much time talking about big bird? we're going to ask a senior adviser to his campaign. >>> also ahead, the fbi searches the home of a missing 10-year-old colorado girl. we'll have details on that and hear from the girl's parents for the first time since their daughter's disappearance. >>> and then we'll take a turn and ask what happens when mom goes on strike. the answer, as you might guess, one big mess. we're going to meet a woman who just taught her daughters a valuable lesson. those stories plus some simple style changes that can make you look ten years younger. sounds pretty good when we get started on a wednesday morning here on "today." eun, back to you. >> it does sound good. i'm going to get my kids to watch it to see what happens when mom goes on vacation at home. >> it's an amazing story. definitely fun to watch. >> thank you, savannah. see you soon. >>> metro's money making plan for inauguration day. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy ind
. we're in for a little warm-up before we head right back down. i'll show you what i'm talking about in my forecast. >>> all righty. in the race for the white house, mitt romney is enjoying a surge in poll numbers after his strong debate performance. he is campaigning in the midwest at an appearance in iowa. he became emotional when he recounted a chance meeting with glen dougherty. a massachusetts mative. he was killed last month in benghazi. >>> meanwhile, president obama's campaign is using big bird to child romney for saying he'll end federal funding for public broadcasting. the satirical ad shows images of the convicted financiers including bernie madoff and it suggested that romney thinks it is more important to worry about sesame street than wall street. the republicans say that obama is focusing on inconsequential matters, rather than urge enissues like the economy and the middle east. the producer of sesame street have asked the obama campaign to stop using big bird. calling themselves a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. >>> first lady michelle obama is getting ready to s
job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> this is in fact a historic day in washington with the first home team play-off game in 79 years. >> although things didn't go too well for the nats today, the fans were celebrating the return of postseason baseball. pat collins is at nationals park where he watched the game with the fans. hi, pat. >> reporter: hi, doreen. hey, where is everybody? you know, this day of celebration turned into a night of concern. 8-0. 8-zip. what happened here? what went wrong? >> our pitching. we can't pitch all of a sudden. nobody can pitch. >> not enough confidence. that's the defending champs right there. not enough confidence. >> got to get the bats going. they've been slumping since the play-offs. got to get the bats going. >> they're young. they need some time. it's going to happen tomorrow ni
been vocal about big bird. everybody's talking about big bird this week. a controversy still raging more than a week after the presidential debate. mitt romney is about to cut funding for pbs programs and now the president is running a campaign that mocks that. >> absolutely. >> what are your listeners saying about this big bird mess? >> you know, the people behind big bird and sesame street said, i did not approve this ad. the democrats, yes, are running this ad. many african-americans say, and supporters of president obama, say, look, we don't want any reminders of that debate last week, because the president didn't do so well. even bringing up big bird, not such a good idea. but for our listeners, they're huge supporters of public broadcasting. howard university television is a public broadcasting station and runs programming that is geared towards minorities and those folks who would fall in that 47% category. and so they say plucking big bird's feathers, not sitting well with them. and in fact, pbs said cutting federal funding is not really a big budget-busting move anyway. >>
's sesame street. >> reporter: team obama even flew the message over romney today who mocked the president's move to save a tv character. >> i actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the american people and saving good jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: a race with new energy and urgency in key states like ohio. where this is the final day for voter registration. with romney ahead among likely voters but president obama still in the lead in the polls with a bigger group, all registered voters, democrats figure more than ever that turnout will decide who wins on november 6th. jim? >> interesting. as we see, some of these national surveys shift toward romney or in that direction a little bit. are we seeing any movement in the swing state surveys such as virginia? >> there's not a single individual state survey out yet. no doubt they're working on them. especially in florida. north carolina, virginia, ohio, iowa, colorado, nevada, all the big swinging states. but nothing out from virginia. just that poll that ago regated the midwest which i don't think includes
. it is sesame street. >> reporter: team obama even flew the messagever romney today. who mocked the president's move to save a tv character. >> i actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the american people and saving good jobs and saving our future. >> reporter: a race with new energy and urgency in key states like ohio where this is the time day for voter registration. >> reporter: with romney ahead, but the president keeping his lead in the poll with a bigger group. all registered voters, democrats figure more than ever now, it is turnout that will decide who wins. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> the big day is almost here. the nationals' first game of the playoff season is tomorrow afternoon at nationals park against the cardinals by this time tomorrow, the game will probably be over. and thousands of baseball fans will converge with rush hour traffic. news4 transportation reporter adam joins us from the navy yard metro with a look at the traffic preparations. >> reporter: rush hour meets the first nats playoff game and it could make a mess of your commute. a 1:0
long we talk may be determined by the weather. >>> also ahead, out of this world discovery. [ mitt romney ] look at the evidence of the last four years. under the president's policies, middle income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. middle-income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economy tax. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> welcome back at 5:15. how about this for an eye popping discovery? a florida man was walking along the beach northwest of miami when he stumbled upon an eyeball. the man called florida fish and wildlife and turned over the huge eye for research. the florida wildlife commission has stepped in to try to figure out what kind of animal the eyeball belonged to. it doesn't look real to me. it looks like someone's halloween costume washed ashore. >> it's real, though. it's a beautiful blue. nice blue eye. >> look
and maintenance, not just security. finally, mr. biden quotes governor romney prior to the death of osama bin laden. >> governor romney said i wouldn't move heaven and earth come from bin laden. >> this was a quote back in 2007. it was more to it. he talked about not going just after bin laden, but going after the entire network of jihadist terrorists. >> reporter: fact check said be prepared to hear much of the same in the coming weeks. tracy davidson, nbc news. >>> this is fact. the nats must win tonight. >> win or go home is the deal. >> yes. >> doug kammerer is very superstition, as he's already pointed out. but still not wearing a coat, even though it's cold and windy out there, doug. >> here's the good news. looking at the flags. the winds are blowing pretty good here. i talked to somebody earlier, one of the grounds keepers, he said up top it's freezing. the winds gusting 15, 20 miles an hour. the wind is really going to make things quite chilly tonight. don't just bring your jacket, bring your coat. you probably also want to bring your gloves and hats. it will probably be coldest nigh
the hour. here's matt. >> all right, savannah, to the presidential race and a new poll showing mitt romney now leading president obama. we'll talk about that with senator john mccain in just a couple of minutes, but first nbc's peter alexander is on the campaign trail in newport news, virginia. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. as you noted, this race appears to be tightening now with exactly four weeks to go, and on monday mitt romney, trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief, attacked the president saying that the middle east has become a more dangerous place than when president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach his fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent, and we cannot afford to be cynical. we've got to look back at the progress we've made, and that should give us confidence, but we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may as we will have been singing in the rain, a downpour. >> people wo
are talking one month now until election day. both president obama and his republican challenger governor mitt romney are using friday's jobs report to bolster their campaign arguments. mike viqueira is at the white house. >> reporter: it is a huge number, it's good news for the unemployed, good political news for the president, but at least some people think the news is a little bit too good to be true. campaigning in ohio, the president seized on the new numbers, hoping the up beat economic news carries over to his campaign. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> reporter: predebate polls had the president ahead in ohio. now mr. obama wants to protect that lead with what supporters had hoped to see wednesday night, a mocking assault on mitt romney. >> when he was asked how he would actually cut spending and reduce the deficit, he said he'd go after funding for public television. elmo, you better make a run for it. >> reporter: on the stump in virginia, romney says the jobless numbers don't tell the whole story. too many
taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> in just two weeks you have the chance to join athletes and celebrities to help change lives. it's ant audi best buddies challenge. the walk, run, and bicycle ride helps create opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. joining us to talk about the event and its mission is aaron thompson a best buddies ambassador and also the captain of team rosetta stone. thank you so much for joining us, ladies. >> thank you. >> i want to begin with you because i know one of the challenges is for companies all across the area to hire more people with special ne
's campaign to pull its new ad featuring big bird, and romney is blasting his opponent for focusing so much attention on that one moment from last week's debate. we'll talk about all that about robert gibbs who is a senior adviser to the president's campaign. >>> a story i love. one mom's victory for parents everywhere. she was tired of always have to pick up after her kids so she went on strike, and this was the result. she didn't tell her kids anything. just let that mess pile up. she took photographs. the question is did it have the impact on her daughters that she was hoping for? she'll tell us in a live interview. >> love this story, and it gives me the creeps because of all the germs in those pictures, the dog eating out of the dishwasher. anyway, we'll get to her in a while. >> got a little bit messy. we'll start, of course, with the new details on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has the details. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. officials describe in dramatic detail a major
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